After a couple of letdowns, does M. Night get back to making really good movies? The Happening has only recently started to be advertised. I think the marketing effort has been low key on purpose following a few letdowns. Expectations have been high for every movie sense the Sixth Sense.
Millions of Americans apparently disagree, but I think Shyamalan is a complete hack. I've never liked a single one of his movies (no, not even [I]Sixth Sense[/I]).
What really bothers me is that he's not a bad filmmaker; his use of lighting, sound, and shot placement are all very good. Of course, that just makes it even more infuriating when he springs yet another idiotic "surprise" ending on you. "ZOMG THEIR ALLERGIC TO WATER!!!" Really? As in, the vapor that fills our atmosphere, falls out of the sky, runs through our drains and pipes, and provides life to the entire planet? Really? Asshat. I hope he drowns in quicksand.
I don't know.....I mean, I did like the Sixth Sense a lot, as many people did...
You had some great performances (Willis/Osment/Collette) and anyone who claims they knew the ending before they saw it is lying through their teeth...
I did like Unbreakable, even though it moved rather slowly....
I thought Signs had what I consider the greatest acting job Mel Gibson ever produced....but the ending was horrendous......
The Village was forgettable....
And I may be the only person on the planet who actually thought Lady in the Water was a decent flick....but that may be due to not only my unbelievable man-crush on Paul Giamati but also the low expectations I had for the film...
This movie looks like it has some downright creepy images...so I may be on board......and it may be the only other movie of his I will actually see in the theatre besides Sixth Sense
[QUOTE=jetstream23;2569959]Unbreakable was an excellent movie IMO. I think it was very underrated. I thought the entire superhero and comic book undertone went a lot deeper than most people picked up on and that was very cool.[/QUOTE]
Agreed...my problem is with the ending. It kinda makes the whole movie a red herring. I actually enjoyed it up until then, I thought Bruce Willis was great.
Unbreakable and The Sixth sense are the only ones I didn't dislike. Unbreakable was very good, and Willis was awesome in it. The Sixth Sensee had me speechless afterwards, one of the only movies to truly creep me the hell out.
[QUOTE=Kotch;2578013]His movie are all great, unique, and original ideas...on paper.
They don't actually translate into movies as well, but I will say that his talent for giving audiences the creeps is world class.[/QUOTE]
Sixth Sense was great because it was the original and I thought it was very well done.
Signs gave me the creeps big time and the storyline, even with some unrealistic points, was entertaining. I actually like the tie-in to Mel Gibson's struggle with his religous beliefs and how everything may happen for a reason.
The Village....eh, it was okay and a good variation on how his movies usually turn out because there wasn't really anything supernatural going on in contrast to the others. But you only find this out in the end and I bet that Night enjoyed stringing people along.
Unbreakable was his best film IMO. I was captivated by the storyline, the sinister undertone to Samuel L. Jackson's character and simply the ordinary way that Willis seems to discover he's a superhero. No cape, no crazy flying stunts....it just seemed as though, IF there was a such thing as a superhero in the real world, this is very realistic way for one to manifest itself. Extremely cool! The scene in the kitchen when Willis nods to his son after his son sees the article in the newspaper about a hero rescuing the girl is simply fantastic. So much happening without them even saying a word.
Didn't see Lady in the Water after reading the reviews. Might actually rent or downloand sometime if anyone recommends it.
Last edited by jetstream23; 06-11-2008 at 01:51 AM.
[QUOTE=Austin;2578131]I read the twist for this movie on a spoiler site... It might be the stupidest twist he's come up with yet.
I'm avoiding this like the plague.[/QUOTE]
someone told me about that -- i REALLY hope that's a "fake" spoiler, you know, to set people up and then actually suprise them. because if what i've heard is really the twist, this may well go down as the stupidest film idea of all time.